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Via Roma

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686 Lee St, Des Plaines, IL 60016-4584
847-768-7461
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Phone number is 847-768-7461, zip code 60016

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food casual setting

Small restaurant-- bring your own wine. My food was so good I could have licked the plate clean. Not sure it they take reservations. Plan ahead.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
gaylesgang
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Des Plaines, Illinois
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Des Plaines, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Small restaurant-- bring your own wine. My food was so good I could have licked the plate clean. Not sure it they take reservations. Plan ahead.

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Chicago, IL
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Summer is finally here! What a great way to celebrate a beautiful sunny and cool afternoon than a nice al frsco dinner at Via Roma..first time here and looking forward to many more! Burrata salad with olives, prosciutto and artichokes was delicious. Fresh country-sour dough style bread and olive oil were a great start. The place is BYOB, good option... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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160 reviews 160 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I travel for a living so I eat out a lot and about once a month I hit a "winner". Via Roma is the winner in June! I just loved the place. I have spent maybe altogether a year in Italy and I really like Via Roma because it could be a restaurant in Italy. Appetizer and pasta were the... More 

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Des Plaines, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We visited here as it was listed as the number 1 restaurant in Des Plaines. Now... DP is not exactly known for having good restaurants (except for the famous Paradise Pup), but we lived closed by and wanted to see what Via Roma was all about. Having been to Europe countless times and Italy 3 times, I thought I would... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, USA
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98 reviews 98 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We go to Via Roma every couple of months. The food has never let us down and there is a good amount of variety. For nice summer evenings there is a patio out back. BYOB. It is a relatively small space and you can always find the owners at the restaurant. Street parking available or use the lot in back.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Always the best food! Never disappointed with atmosphere, service, or authentic Italian food. Playing Italian music would be nice!We have drinks in the outdoor courtyard weather permitting. Don't forget to bring your wine with you as the restaurant doesn't serve it.

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Des Plaines, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

It's easy to overlook this small restaurant, but don't! (There is on street parking, but park in the back, it's much easier.) You will be rewarded with a wonderful meal, thoughtful and attentive staff and feel like family. A great choice for a special occasion or when you want to spoil yourself.

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Pisa
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This is such a cute authentic Italian restaurant. The food is delicious. They don't take reservations for small parties so arrive early. Gets really busy by 6pm. Also, like that it's bring your own, any good red will pair well with their menu items. Can't wait to go back!

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Des Plaines, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I have visited this place several times since last summer. I have found that since the menu changes daily, often times you cannot order the same thing twice. Sometimes you can order the special which is excellent and other times the special is not that special. Don't expect an excellent dish everytime, but expect to order from the regular menu... More 

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Chicago
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This is a great LITTLE place for a fun dinner with friends or family. It is a great place for a first date as well, since it is a bit loud it doesn't make that first date so awkward :) The food is fantastic and service is beyond great!! The burata antipasto platter is a must for an appetizer. The... More 

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Additional Information about Via Roma

Address: 686 Lee St, Des Plaines, IL 60016-4584
Phone Number: 847-768-7461
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Des Plaines
Cuisine: Italian

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 686 Lee St, Des Plaines, IL 60016-4584
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Des Plaines
  • Phone Number: 847-768-7461

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

Phone number is 847-768-7461, zip code 60016

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